Delicate cables and eyelets come together in this elegant hat! Discover how this ponytail hat was inspired by Hermione from Harry Potter. Free Cable and Eyelet Ponytail Hat Knit Pattern.
If you have long hair then you know the frustration of wanting to both wear a hat and put your hair in a ponytail. That’s where a ponytail hat, also known as messy bun hats, save the day. I’ve shared a pattern for a crochet ponytail/messy bun hat that starts at the top and is worked down. Here is a knit ponytail hat that starts at the bottom and is knit towards the top.
Cable and Eyelet Knit Ponytail Hat
Gauge: 4″x4″ square is 18 stitches and 24 rows
Yardage is about 120 yards
C6F – means to move 3 stitches to the cable needle, hold the work in front, knit 3 stitches, then knit the 3 stitches on the cable needle. This is a cable worked over a total of 6 stitches.
In addition to double pointed needles I also have a pair of short (8 inch) circular needles that I use to make hats. When I use the 8-inch circular needles, I do switch to the double pointed needles during the decreases.
One of my favorite parts about this hat is that it is inspired by a hat Hermione wears in Harry Potter. Hermione wears her cable and eyelet hat in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The hat Hermione wears is even a gray hat. However, rather than a ponytail hat, Hermione’s cable and eyelet hat is a traditional beanie.
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